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Ron Paul: Ground Zero Mosque Opponents are “Islamophobes.”
Weasel Zippers ^ | August 22, 2010 | ZIP

Posted on 08/24/2010 5:35:18 PM PDT by RobinMasters

(TPM)- After ostensibly dissing his son — and politicians like him who oppose the Cordoba House project in Manhattan — over the weekend, Ron Paul took to the airwaves to defend Rand Paul’s view on the project while also making it clear he disagrees with it.

To recap: Rand, like many politicians running in tight races this year, is opposed to building the Muslim community center, and has further called on American Muslims to donate the money that would be spent on building the community center to 9/11 victims’ families as a show of “reconcilliation.” In a blog post over the weekend, Ron Paul ripped into views like that, claiming that any opposition to the project was “all about hate and Islamaphobia.”

In a pair of CNN interviews last night and this morning, Ron stuck to his guns about the community center project — opposition is nothing but a political game being ginned up by bigots. He even went so far as to say he and Rand are on “different sides” of the issue. But he said Rand’s opposition to the project did not suggest he’s bigoted toward Muslims.

“I don’t put everybody who’s a candidate in that same category — you’ll have to ask him for his reasons,” Ron Paul said on Anderson Cooper 360 last night. “But, no, everybody who’s opposing [the Cordoba House] doesn’t even understand foreign policy or why we’re in Afghanistan and Iraq.

They don’t have the understanding and they don’t make the connection. My goal is to make the connection for people to understand why Al Qaeda has become so militant and hateful towards us and why painting Islam with a broad brush makes our problems worse because we’re not zeroing down on the real cause and those who perpetuated 9/11.”

(Excerpt) Read more at weaselzippers.us ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: groundzeromosque; islam; randpaul; ronpaul
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1 posted on 08/24/2010 5:35:22 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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Hey Ron, tell that to the 3000+ killed in the 911 attack by Islamofasist terrorists...


2 posted on 08/24/2010 5:37:11 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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3 posted on 08/24/2010 5:38:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: Jim 0216

Not true ... I am a Paulophobe ...


4 posted on 08/24/2010 5:38:16 PM PDT by jessduntno (The Grand Old Potty needs to be flushed ... vote for Conservatives in November.)
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To: RobinMasters

Ron, we just don’t like religious zealots attacking our country, murdering 1000s, and then building a victory mosque to plan the next attack.

Do you not understand the part about providing for the national defense?


5 posted on 08/24/2010 5:38:31 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: RobinMasters

I’m not afraid of any of them. So, you are an idiot Paul.


6 posted on 08/24/2010 5:42:55 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: RobinMasters

I fear Islamists in the same way I fear rattlesnakes.

Only thing is, Islamists are much worse than rattlesnakes. The rattler doesn’t purposefully set out to subjugate you or kill you and yours based on some misguided ideology. If it bites you it was almost certainly in self-defense.


7 posted on 08/24/2010 5:43:00 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (It's a time for choosing. You can have liberalism or you can have America. Pick one.)
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To: RobinMasters

Every time I see that guy’s name the “The Looney tunes theme song” plays in my head.


8 posted on 08/24/2010 5:43:36 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Jim 0216

It is no shame in being an Islamophobic; No more than a Natizphobic; Nor a Satanphobic; Nor a Anti-Christphobic.

Like some has well stated: “All I need to know about that peaceful religion of Islam is 9/11/01)


9 posted on 08/24/2010 5:43:46 PM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonyous)
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To: RobinMasters

Being called silly schoolyard names isn’t too high a price to pay if we can stop these murdering theocrats from gaining a foothold in our Republic.


10 posted on 08/24/2010 5:43:59 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: RobinMasters

I’m not afraid of Muslims, I just hate them.


11 posted on 08/24/2010 5:44:09 PM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: Trash Human Paul

"Al Qaeda has become so militant and hateful towards us and why painting Islam with a broad brush makes our problems worse"

Then become militant and hateful towards Al Qaeda and when they paint the USA with a broad brush it will make their problems worse.

How come the bung licks who claim US policies radicalize our enemies aren't themselves radicalized by our enemies' policies?


12 posted on 08/24/2010 5:45:56 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: RobinMasters

And still — many here on FR swear by this fool.


13 posted on 08/24/2010 5:46:14 PM PDT by been_lurking
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To: RobinMasters

“Fools rush in
Where wise men never go.”

Foot, mouth, meet Ron Paul.


14 posted on 08/24/2010 5:46:16 PM PDT by A message
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To: RobinMasters

What’s the problem? I’ll admit to being islamophobic.


15 posted on 08/24/2010 5:47:50 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: RobinMasters

When it comes to foreign policy Ron Paul is an idiot, which is why I’d never vote for him for President. Maybe his son Rand wouldn’t vote for him either.

However, Ron Paul is a Republican, and his domestic policy instincts are very good.


16 posted on 08/24/2010 5:48:19 PM PDT by devere
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To: RobinMasters


17 posted on 08/24/2010 5:52:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: RobinMasters
Ron Paul - Professor Irwin Corey's less coherent brother.
18 posted on 08/24/2010 6:02:03 PM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is hs fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: RobinMasters

I really appreciate the way Ron has clarified who he is.

It has made things easier for all of us.


19 posted on 08/24/2010 6:09:57 PM PDT by marron
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To: RobinMasters

He has taken moron to a new level.


20 posted on 08/24/2010 6:16:10 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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